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We don't touch Social Security and Medicare, following through on his campaign promises. And we're able to do all of that, and still balance, why? Because what we did here is try and change the way that Washington looks at spending. We no longer want to measure compassion by the number of programs that we have or the number of people that are on those programs.
We want to measure compassion, true compassion, by the number of people we help to get off of those programs. We are not going to kick any deserving person off of any meaningful program. We want to help people just as much as you do. Republicans care about poor people much as Democrats, just the same as we care about clean air and healthy drinking water.
But we look at it from a different perspective, which is to balance those who receive the benefits with the folks who pay for the benefits. And you show me a program where a 11,000 dead people are getting benefits, I have a problem with that because I think taxpayers would as well.